Graduate Student Orientation Scheduled for January 10, 2020

Welcome to Kent State University!

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters for all new graduate students. 

GSO provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of KSU's faculty, staff, and administration. GSO will feature a series of presentations from different resource areas across campus, a resource fair, a social, and breakout sessions facilitated by the GSO teaching fellows related to topics on research and graduate student life. 

Fall 2019 GSO will be held on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16. The Thursday program is open to all new graduate students and the Friday program is required for all new teaching assistants. Students with an interest in college teaching are welcome to attend even if they do not hold a teaching assistant appointment for Fall 2019.

Spring 2020 GSO will be held on Friday, January 10. A full schedule for Spring GSO will be available in early December and registration will open on December 2.

If you have specific questions regarding GSO, please contact Kyle Reynolds at or 330-672-1466.

Parking: Free parking during GSO is available in the “C- Campus Center” parking lot on Campus Center Dr., which is immediately before Summit St.  
Google Maps address to the parking lot:  1176 East Summit Street, Kent, Ohio, 44243 United States. 

Before you attend GSO, we recommend reviewing our Guide to Getting Started as a Graduate Student highlighting important things to know before starting classes and resources/services related to health and wellness, information services, graduate student services, and more.

We look forward to meeting you